Summary

This multipurpose tool is typically made in the more arid parts of Australia. Given the harsh environmental conditions, Aboriginal people in that region would have to move camp many times and so objects they made mostly served more than one purpose.

Physical Description

A curved wooden chisel with a stone adze set in resin at one end and a scraper at the other end. The surface has two bands at either end painted with a crosshatched pattern in white pipe clay.

Local Name

ngalardku

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